This Week at Durant (9/2)

  • There is no school on Monday due to Labor Day, so enjoy your well-earned day off!
  • This Friday’s early release day marks a transition, as Track 1 starts their break and Track 2 returns the following week.  Refer to the Year-Round Multi-Track Calendar for more details.
  • Girls softball intramurals continue this week on Tuesday from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You must have an intramural form to participate.
  • If your child made this year’s football team and girl’s soccer team, there will be a mandatory parent meeting this Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. At least one parent or legal guardian must attend.
  • The Durant Volleyball team will be sponsoring a car wash this Saturday (9/06/14)  from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chick-fil-A at 6701 Falls Of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund equipment and other volleyball needs this year.
  • Don’t forget to order your yearbook! Go to to order yours today. Please e-mail Mrs. Banks ( with any yearbook questions.
  • Check out the eighth edition of the Durant Dispatch here.  This is our weekly news show that recaps the events from the previous week and previews the upcoming week as well.  This episode features a vastly increased special effects budget!

Time is running out to become the next mascot!

If you are a 7th or 8th grader interested in becoming our next school mascot, Splash, time is running out. You must have all paperwork, including a current physical, turned in to Mr. Mauder by Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Please visit the Mascot Information Page for the required forms.

Click Here Required Physical Forms

Click Here for Mascot Application

Mascot Grid


Credit By Demonstrated Mastery

Wake County Public School System has released information about Credit By Demonstrated Mastery, a process by which students can show mastery in a high school credit course without actually take the class.  Learn more at the county website or at one of the following informational sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 9, 6pm at Wakefield High School
  • Monday, September 15, 6pm at Green Hope High School
  • Tuesday, September 16, 6pm at Enloe High School
  • Thursday, September 18, 6pm at Knightdale High School
  • Monday, September 22, 6 pm at Leesville Road High School
  • Tuesday, September 23, 6pm at Middle Creek High School

See the Parent Session Flyer for further details on these meetings.

Fall Sports Tryouts Correction!

Fall sports tryouts (cheerleading, girls volleyball, football, and girls soccer) begin tomorrow, August 25!

Cheer, volleyball, and football will be from 3:15 – 5:15. Girls soccer will be from 3:15 – 5:00.

Our “This Week at Durant” that was posted earlier, stated tryouts would run until 4:45. We would like to apologize for that mistake and make sure everyone knew of the correct times.

For more information, and up to date information, please visit our DRMS Athletics Site.

Thank you!


This Week At Durant (8/25)

  • Softball intramurals take place this week on Monday and Tuesday from 3:15-5:00.  These are open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.  Be sure to turn in the intramural form prior to participating.
  • Cheerleading, football, volleyball, and girls soccer tryouts will kick off Monday! Cheer, volleyball & football will be from 3:15-5:15. Girls soccer will be from 3:15-5:00.  Best of luck to everyone competing!
  • Cheerleading and football practices for the North Raleigh Athletic Association squads will be Monday through Thursday from 6-8PM in the cafeteria and field respectively.
  • It might seem early, but the 2014-2015 yearbook is in production and pre-ordering has begun! The price of the yearbook is currently $35, but that price is only good until August 31. Don’t miss out on the best deal of the year!!
  • Prices will only increase as the school year continues. Go to order a yearbook today. Please e-mail Mrs. Banks ( with any yearbook questions.
  • Check out the seventh edition of the Durant Dispatch here.  The Durant Dispatch is our weekly news show that recaps the events from the previous week and previews the upcoming week as well.  This week’s episode features a cameo from our latest correspondent: Barbie.
  • With fall sports approaching quickly, please consider following Durant Athletics on Twitter. By following us, you will have an inside look at all of the sports and stay up to date with how each team is doing. Follow as by clicking here:

School Messenger: August 22

Parents – please pick your students up in the bus lot at the conclusion of our dances.

School Picture Day for Tracks 1 & 3 will be on Monday August 25. Flyers were sent this past week. Tracks 2 and 4 pictures will be on September 15. Their flyers will be sent home on during the week of Sept 8.

Your student’s school bus may serve both year round and traditional calendar schools. You may notice your bus arrives a little later once traditional calendar schools open on Monday, August 25th. We want you to know that arrival times will improve as traditional calendar school families become familiar with new routines.

We provide Live Bus Updates online at Choose Durant Road Middle to see news for your bus.

Tryouts for Fall Sports will begin Monday August 25. Students cannot tryout unless they have turned in a completed WCPSS Middle School Athletic Participation Form (Form #2300).

GoPlaySave/Citipass books were due today. Please send in 30$ for your book or send the book back if you haven’t already. If you have questions, please contact Cheryl McNeil at

Please like our PTA Facebook page! The page is Durant Road Middle School PTA.

As always if you have any questions, please call our office at 919-870-4098! Have a Dolphintastic Weekend!